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Public Call and Yuletide updates

Public Call has started posting stories, and I am discovering the benefit of a low number of participants: there is an almost 50% chance that the story for me will be revealed next week! There is also an almost 50% chance that the story I wrote will be revealed next week. There is around a 75% chance that at least one of these two will be revealed next week. And, there is almost a 25% chance that both will be revealed next week.

I can't even decide which one I'm looking forward to more. My favorite thing about writing fic is getting the feedback, and I want the feedback! But then, someone wrote a story just for ME, and after shamelessly shaking tags, I am tremendously excited to read it.

In the meantime, I have started writing a Yuletide treat. Not sure yet if it will be long enough to go in the main collection or if it's going into Madness, but it's very liberating to not have to care about the word count. Also, I can laugh at the default deadline, muah-ha-ha-ha! In fact, I can miss the whole thing and still put my fic into NYR when it's finished, although obviously I would like to get it in by the 25th if I can.

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aralias
Dec. 4th, 2016 11:29 am (UTC)
i am vicariously excited for you!! NEXT WEEK
dbskyler
Dec. 4th, 2016 08:27 pm (UTC)
NEXT WEEK! :D
paranoidangel42
Dec. 4th, 2016 11:59 am (UTC)
I've been hating the wait for my story to be revealed - it's felt like forever. And then it'll be another forever until I can post it anywhere else.

But at least I got lucky and mine was posted! (even though it was frustratingly at a time that meant I didn't have time to read it for two days)
dbskyler
Dec. 4th, 2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
It does feel like forever, yes! Although last year I posted my Yuletide fic on Nov. 30th and almost a month to wait, so this is better.

I'm glad you mentioned the posting rule, as I hadn't noticed that. I'd assumed that it was okay to post elsewhere once the fic was revealed.

And yes, I saw that your gift was the second one to be revealed, lucky you! But yes, the random timing means you can't plan for it, and you don't even get a notification to remind you to go look.
lost_spook
Dec. 4th, 2016 02:36 pm (UTC)
Both might happen! And, yay, have fun! Good luck with your Yule treat, too. Or NYR treat, or whatever it turns out to be. ;-)

Your evil laugh at the deadline was very impressive. (I, too, can laugh at the deadline, although not so evilly, as my fic finally lay down its fight to be the longest thing ever and I have posted it.)
dbskyler
Dec. 4th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, well done on posting your fic! You are triumphant over the forces of multiplying word count!
pitry
Dec. 8th, 2016 09:47 pm (UTC)
Hey - you're going to get feedback AND a story! That's a 'why not both?' moment if there's every been one.
dbskyler
Dec. 8th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I just got one of them -- the fic I wrote was revealed today! http://public-call.livejournal.com/41916.html

So, it's feedback first!
pitry
Dec. 9th, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
\0/ See, they get to choose for you, best solution :D

(Also, yay! Thanks for the link :D)
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